Bedtime can be a really tough time for both parents and kids. My 3 1/2 yr old will do everything he can to delay getting in bed. As soon as he gets out of the bath, he has to run around the apartment naked. I have to practically beg him to get his pajamas on. “Are you going to pick out your pajamas, or should I?” Once the pajamas are on, then he decides he needs a specific toy from another room, wants to get his milk himself, oh and then where is his bunny named Clouds? Then the hiding games begin. “Are you going to pick out your books, or should I?” I ask these questions because if I do the wrong thing *gasp* then a meltdown is inevitable. With 3 yr olds, it can happen at any moment, for any reason. I try to ask first with the… Read More »
Yoga Fun with Props!
After all these years of teaching, I’m working hard to get creative and keep my classes fun and fresh. Props are a great way to infuse a little fun into your teaching. Here are a few of my favorites and how I use them: 1. Paper Suns. As you have been able to notice from my photos, I LOVE using the paper suns. They are a staple in my teaching. Kids and parents love them and they are especially great for preschoolers in getting them to focus. The suns help bring stillness as the kids stand like tall, strong mountains while I place a sunshine on their heads. They work so hard not to move or wiggle so their sun won’t fall. We use the suns to take a big warming sun breath. The suns are helpful as a body awareness exercise as we touch all the different body parts… Read More »